Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The BBC and the Terrorist

The BBC has made clear in its editorial guidelines that it doesn't like the term "terrorist" but how far does it take that? The answer, it seems, is all the way.

Yesterday it was reported that a convicted terrorist had been allowed to work on the Underground. Surely someone already convicted of terrorism can get the label terrorist.

Apparently not from the BBC:

Notice the quotation marks around the word "terrorist" and then his conviction noted in the opening paragraph. So, if he isn't really a terrorist, what was he convicted of?